Floods in Saudi Arabia kill seven people

As heavy rain lashed northeastern parts of Saudi Arabia, seven people were killed and 11 injured in floods, Al-Ekhbariya state television reported Monday.
 
Rescue services in Hafer Al-Batin’s northeastern town, about 100 kilometers southwest of Kuwait, said 16 people had to evacuate their homes.
 
There was shelter for seven affected by the storm, it said.
 
Because of the weather, schools in Hafer Al-Batin suspended classes Monday.
 
In January, Saudi Arabia killed 12 people in floods.
 
Ten died in Tabuk’s northwestern city, one in Medina’s holy Islamic city and one in a northern border area.

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